Social movements are at once the symptoms and the instruments of progress. Ignore them and statesmanship is irrelevant; fail to… (read more)
Success makes men rigid and they tend to exalt stability over all the other virtues; tired of the effort of… (read more)
The best servants of the people, like the best valets, must whisper unpleasant truths in the master's ear. It is… (read more)
The first principle of a civilized state is that the power is legitimate only when it is under contract.
The great social adventure of America is no longer the conquest of the wilderness but the absorption of fifty different… (read more)
The opposition is indispensable. A good statesman, like any other sensible human being, always learns more from his opposition than… (read more)
A long life in journalism convinced me many presidents ago that there should be a large air space between a… (read more)
A man has honor if he holds himself to an ideal of conduct though it is inconvenient, unprofitable, or dangerous… (read more)